Heavyweight Derek White scored a takedown less than 30 seconds into sudden victory to give the No. 2-ranked Oklahoma State wrestling team a 19-15 win over No. 5 Missouri on Saturday in Columbia, Missouri.
With the Cowboys up 16-15, the dual came down to the heavyweight bout. White and Zach Elam both scored an escape in the second and third periods, respectively, before White took down the freshman in the extra frame to snap the Tigers’ 35-match dual win streak.
Nick Piccininni, ranked No. 4 at 125 pounds, improved to 26-0 with a dominate 11-2 major decision over Dack Punke. No. 3 Daton Fix (133) extended the Cowboys’ lead to 7-0 with a 9-2 decision over No. 10 John Erneste.
Then No. 4 Jaydin Eierman used his go-to cradle and locked up a fall at 3:48 against No. 13 Kaid Brock to cut the deficit to 7-6. Brock is now 0-6 against ranked opponents this season.
No. 7 Brock Mauller gave the Tigers the lead with two takedowns in each of the first two periods en route to a 10-4 decision No. 5 Kaden Gfeller.
Missouri continued to roll at 157, with No. 14 Jarrett Jacques outlasting Wyatt Sheets in a 6-5 decision. Tied 5-5 after two periods, Jacques escaped to start the third and wasn’t hit for a stalling penalty despite doing his best impression of Juvenile’s smash hit through the frame.
No. 10 Chandler Rogers got the Cowboys back on the scoreboard at 165. Rogers, who was making his second start after missing a month with an injury, was awarded a penalty point then was hit for a hands-to-the-face call to tie it. Rogers wasn’t having it and scored a quick takedown for a 3-1 lead before escaping early in the second period.
Rogers then scored a takedown for a 6-1 lead then rode out Flynn for most the third. Flynn escaped and slipped behind Rogers for a takedown late, but the Cowboy held on for the win.
No. 2 Daniel Lewis, fresh off his win over defending NCAA champion Zahid Valencia of Arizona State, gave the Tigers a five-point lead with a 7-0 decision against No. 6 Joe Smith at 174.
No. 8 Jacobe Smith put the Cowboys back on the scoreboard with a 7-3 comeback win over No. 16 Dylan Wisman. The Tiger scored a takedown, but Jacobe managed to reverse him with less than 10 seconds in the first. Jacobe escaped then scored a takedown for a 5-2 lead after the second. Wisman escaped to start the final frame, but Jacobe tok him down again for the win.
No. 6 Preston Weigel rode out the second period then scored a takedown after being called for a hands-to-the-face penalty for a 3-1 win over Wyatt Koelling to give the Cowboys a 16-15 lead.
White delivered the win on his takedown in sudden victory to keep the Cowboys undefeated as they head back to Stillwater for another top-5 showdown next weekend against No. 3 Iowa.
OSU head coach John Smith is starting to have some of his upper-weight wrestlers drop weight to get ready for the postseason. That means Joe Smith will drop from 174 to 165, and battle for the spot with Rogers while Jacobe Smith takes the 174 spot and Dakota Geer goes at 184.
Oklahoma State's weigh in sheets for today. Joe Smith weighing in light. Jacobe clearly on his way to 174 as well. pic.twitter.com/7x7rXTeZBP— Christian Pyles (@CPyles8) February 16, 2019
No. 2. Oklahoma State 19, No. 5 Missouri 15
125: No. 4 Nick Piccininni (OSU) MD Dack Punke (MIZ) 11-2
133: No. 3 Daton Fix (OSU) dec. No. 10 John Erneste (MIZ) 9-2
141: No. 4 Jaydin Eierman (MIZ) fall No. 13 Kaid Brock (OSU) F, 3:48
149: No. 7 Brock Mauller (MIZ) dec. No. 5 Kaden Gfeller (OSU) 10-4
157: No. 17 Jarrett Jaques (MIZ) dec. Wyatt Sheets (OSU) 6-5
165: No. 10 Chandler Rogers (OSU) dec. No. 14 Connor Flynn (MIZ) 7-5
174: No. 2 Daniel Lewis (MIZ) dec. No. 6 Joe Smith (OSU) 7-0
184: No. 8 Jacobe Smith (OSU) dec. No. 16 Dylan Wisman (MIZ) 7-3
197: No. 6 Preston Weigel (OSU) dec. Wyatt Koelling (MIZ) 4-1
285: No. 2 Derek White (OSU) dec. Zach Elam (MIZ) SV, 3-1